Support Action Alert!
- Dear friends,
This letter is to invite some urgent response from you.
The Kerala Swatantra Matsya Thozhilali Federation (Kerala Independent
Fishworkers Federation) has brought out over 343 editions of `Alakal'
fortnightly so far. Alakal (Waves) is a Malayalam publication bringing
out information about the struggles and concerns of the fishing community
as well as information oriented articles and analysis about many issues
concerning the lives of the fishing community. This effort has resulted in
a major awareness generation of not just the fisherpeople's movement but
also among the supporters of the movement. The publication also
communicates to a large section of bureaucracy, political parties, trade
unions about the major issues related to the coastal area. Some of the
articles from ALAKAL are also reproduced in English on the Alakal website
It is becoming more and more difficult to sustain a publication of this
nature through subscriptions, though a portion of the expenses is met by
subscribers. At the moment Alakal has a printing debt of Rs. 40,000/- to
be paid immediately. There is an additional debt of Rs. 56,000/- for
KSMTF, which came up during various activities of the fisherpeople's
struggle in Kerala. Therefore, we have decided to approach all supporters
to contribute towards this expense. Hence, we request you to contribute
within your individual capacity whatever you can to sustain this
meaningful venture. Individual contributions are invited from all
supporters within your reach. Contributions can be made in the name of
'Alakal fortnightly', payable at Thiruvananthapuram on the address given
below. List of contributors will be published in the `Alakal' website and
the publication. If you can mobilise subscriptions for Alakal, that would
also be a very useful long term support. Yearly subscription of
`Alakal'is Rs. 50/- only.
Looking for an early response,
Address: Alakal, Garuda Buildings, GPO Lane, Statue,
Phone: 0471-3012196, Mobile: 09447429243.
email: admin@..., ksmtf@...